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Ceremonial bill signing and flag raising scheduled for Monday



Monday, Jan. 11, Gov. Tate Reeves will sign the bill ratifying the newly adopted state flag at the Two Mississippi Museums.

Afterward, Reeves, alongside Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker Philip Gunn, will lead a flag-raising ceremony on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol.

The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums, 222 North St., Jackson, Mississippi.

The state Legislature retired the 1894 flag, the last state flag to carry an emblem of the Confederacy, in June 2020. A special commission was appointed to come up with a new design to present to the state’s voters, and the design was selected from thousands submitted for consideration. The new state flag was adopted by Mississippi voters in the Nov. 3 general election.

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